The Journal reports that PSP have commented on the tragic start to the year on the roads of Madeira, which has already seen four fatalities. Two of them were on Thursday night, on the Rapida in Caniço, and calls for compliance with the Road Code rules. According to the weekly PSP report, “In the space of a few days we have reached almost half the number of deaths recorded in all of 2018, a fact that should motivate Madeiran society to rethink its behaviour in the exercise of driving”.
“Once again we appeal (to drivers) to comply with the rules of the Road Code, with special attention to speeding, the root cause of road traffic accidents,” said the PSP. According to the police, in case of an accident, drivers should proceed as follows: Signalling the accident using the vehicle’s intermittent signals (4 blinkers); – Ensure rapidity of the victims’ condition and communicate this fact via 112 to activate emergency means; – Regular parking of the vehicles or, if it is impossible for them, to remove the vehicles from the road or to approach them as close as possible to the right side of the road; – Place the warning sign (triangle) at a distance of not less than 30 metres and visible at 100 metres, using the reflective vest; – Wait for the emergency means to arrive in a safe place; – Never, under any circumstances, move onto the tarmac.